In the hustle and bustle of modern working life, office environment trends are constantly evolving. Furniture experts Race Furniture are at hand to tell you why and how you should make some simple tweaks to your office environment so you don’t get left behind.
Retain Current Staff and Attract New Talent
As Millennials and Generation Z have grown up with constant access to the latest tech, businesses need to be able to use their offices as a selling point by keeping up with constantly changing technology. These days, your old Windows desktop with a Firefox browser just won’t cut it.
Boost Employee Morale
A well-designed office has the power to boost morale. Even something as simple as table tennis table or a corner of the office specifically for quiet and relaxation can help. The Google HQ in London is widely lauded as one of the best offices in the UK. They even have a room known as the Granny Flat, which features the Race Furniture rocker chairs. These kinds of inventive ideas encourage staff to break away from their desk, clear their mind and charge up their creativity.
This is arguably the most important consideration to take into account when designing your office — to move from the current culture to a more creative and productive one.
One of the main differences between an outstanding office and an average office design is the organisation of space, which allows for improved communication across the different desk clumps. Break down those barriers and encourage collaboration 2017. Employees in your company all have different behaviors and sets of values, all the while trying to meet company targets.
Therefore, creating a collaborative and flexible design with plenty of group space can be an ideal way for departments to communicate with one another.
Abide by Your Duty of Care
A greener office can mean a reduced environmental footprint and a healthier, cleaner office space. It can be as simple as having a couple of bins with clear markings on them for paper, plastic, glass, etc. In the future, this will become even more important as landfill space becomes smaller, so starting now will put you in good stead.
Planning for Growth
If your company is growing at a rapid rate, you will need to design your office in a way that will easily allow more talent to join your company. If there is physically not enough room for growth, then it might be time to consider expanding to a new office.
We hope you enjoyed these tips and we wish you the best of luck for your business in 2017!
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